After my vaping session using the loose leaf cartridge
After my vaping session using the loose leaf cartridge

Produced by VMR (a leading ecigarette manufacturer), the V2 Pro Series 3 is the company’s first product in a new line of portable vaporizers (the Series 6 and 9 are coming in Fall 2014 and January 2015 respectively, I’ll have more info on those in a later post) which boast a revolutionary magnetic connection system which allows for a quick and easy way to change the functionality of your vaporizer (want to vape loose leaf, oils, or e-liquids? Simply drop in the proper attachment and start vaping!). After I received a Series 3 courtesy of VMR, I got to work unboxing the kit, which I found easy to open and get started with after a quick charge (the unit ships charged halfway). Everything you need to get started vaping e-liquid is included in this package on the V2 website for $69. You can also purchase additional attachments such as the loose leaf chamber on the site as well.

V2 Pro Series 3 Vape Pen
V2 Pro Series 3 Vape Pen

My initial thoughts after unboxing the Series 3 was that the build quality of the unit is excellent. The body is made out of light yet solid metal, and it was very comfortable to hold and use. Due to its sleek design, I preferred the Series 3 over my regular eGo-V Spinner (which is my usual go-to device for vaping cannabis e-liquid), and its much sleeker than my Innokin iTaste! The main selling point of the Series 3 for me however was its magnetic charger and cartridge system (which is definitely my favorite thing about the unit!). No more fiddling around unscrewing different parts to recharge or replace a tank, simply let the magnets click everything into place! The Series 3 also uses a special ‘smart technology’ which detects what type of cartridge you’re using (loose leaf, e-liquid, or oils) and adjusts itself to the best suited temperature. In the past week that I’ve been using the Series 3 (mainly with e-liquids, but also loose leaf on occasion), and I haven’t had any issues with the system. In fact, I’ve only grown fonder of how convenient it is!

The magnetic charger
The magnetic charger
Inside the Series 3 herb chamber
Inside the Series 3 herb chamber

Unlike most vape pens, the Series 3 separates the heating element from your bud (which prevents it from burning as easily) by using a special herb trench (see my picture to the right). With some bud filled into the chamber, I popped the cartridge in and turned the unit on by pressing the button three times within one second. Automatically sensing that the loose leaf chamber is inserted, the LED at the bottom of the unit began to change from red to yellow and then to green when it reached the proper temperature (the unit stays on heat mode continuously for 120 seconds before you need to press the button again).Unlike most vape pens, the Series 3 loose leaf chamber automatically holds a set temperature (ranging between 160C-180C), and much to my surprise, I didn’t have any issues with burned herb. By varying the speed of my inhales and turning the bowl from time to time, I was able to get quite a few hits of smooth and tasty vapor and preloading a bowl for while you’re out is pretty convenient. However, don’t expect huge clouds of vapor like you’d get from a more dedicated unit such as an Ascent or Arizer Solo 2. Due to the steady heat, this mode drained the battery faster than while in e-liquid mode, but I was still able to get about ten full bowls in before I needed a recharge.

V2 Pro Series 3 Magnetic Cartridge
V2 Pro Series 3 Magnetic Cartridge

Aside from the loose leaf cartridge, I also tried the e-liquid cartridge (there’s also an oil cartridge, but I didn’t try that one) and had some excellent results with it. After unscrewing the top of the tank, I loaded up some of my DIY cannabis e-juice and once again the smart sensor knew the proper settings to use for the cartridge (this time the tip of the unit turned white when I pressed and held the button to take puffs). The vapor production on the e-liquid tanks was consistent, and the battery lasted me the entire day with moderate use (the Series 3 tank can hold up to 1.6ml of e-liquid). The tank system uses two silica wicks to feed the atomizer, and I found that the atomizer produced thick vapor while still allowing for a smooth draw.

V2 Pro Series 3 Vaporizer
V2 Pro Series 3 Vaporizer

Overall, I loved the Series 3’s innovative design, and available for only $69, the Series 3 performs superbly with concentrates or e-liquids, and surprisingly well with loose leaf (just don’t expect any vapor clouds when using loose leaf!). The magnetic system combined with great battery life and smooth vapor makes for a great experience, and I definitely recommend picking a Series 3 if you’re looking for a discreet, affordable, and versatile vape! The Series 3 is available in blue, black, or silver, and I’m definitely excited to see what VMR has in store for the next two vapes in the series!

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13 thoughts on “V2 Pro Series 3 Vaporizer Review

  1. Hi, with the dry herb, How many hits did you get exactly before the herb was done? Also how many sessions until the battery died? Is it convection or conduction? Is there a better portable out there for less than $200? I own the pinnacle pro but not impressed. Thanks.

  2. Just received this one in the mail. Mainly ordered because of all of the great reviews I have read. I mainly want to start using this with loose lead at first while I make my own e juice, so I ordered the loose leaf attachment. So i loaded up and followed the instructions. I hel the button down for 3 seconds, the lights blinked and the red light came on, for about 5 seconds, and then the lights went off. Did it again and the same thing happened. Never actually got past the red light. No yellow or green lights. I could feel it warming up, but nothing happened. Plugged it in, charged it again until green, tried it with it plugged in and with it unplugged. Same thing every time, it never actually changes from the red light, just shuts off. Any ideas? V2 offered to replace but want to make sure I am not missing something before I get it replaced…

    1. I just got the loose leaf cartridge and same thing happened to me. Figured it out after some fiddling around. Once the light goes green you do not need to hold the button to inhale. Just start toking when you’re ready. Otherwise you just turn it off again

  3. You are supposed to unlock it first by pressing the power button 3 times quickly, the bottom led will light white then go off, then press and hold the power button till the bottom light turns red, it should them go yellow then green. Sound like you are just unlocking it then locking it again

  4. Received my V2pro a week ago. The battery is not charging and V2 had the gall to say it was because i used a usb outlet to charge it. Not the first time ive had problems with their batteries. Otherwise it is an an excellent item.

  5. I ordered mine with a loose leaf chamber and they didn’t send it to me with the pen, just the “e-liquid” one even though it’s on my invoice. None of my messages have been returned. I actually found this article because I was afraid I got scammed, but I guess the company just has really poor customer service…

  6. Good luck if you have an issue, as I did, as you can not get them to respond. The only thing they do well is charge your credit card even if they don’t ship everything!! BEWARE!!!

  7. Yup, V2 has the worst customer service i’ve ever dealt with… Super quick to charge your card, then extremely slow to ship things out and will never return any email queries…

  8. What brand of cannabis concentrate /liquid do you recommend. Their “customer service” would not answer the question.

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